The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 147 190 197
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 9
Average daily rate £450 £196 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.59% -39.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £180 £340
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -47.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £10.65
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +64.31%
Support Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3006 4882 5549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.43% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 3744 3993
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title.

1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) MS Access
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) CA
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Facebook
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) HSRP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) OAuth2
3 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (12.50%) Android Development

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (12.50%) HSRP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) SNMP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) MS Access
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) OAuth
1 1 (12.50%) OAuth2
1 1 (12.50%) OpenID
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Equities
1 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Android Development
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
2 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
2 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Product Management
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) CCSP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) CA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
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